A Ghanaian doctor with the Police Hospital in Accra and a German doctor, on Saturday December 8 saved the life of a sick woman on board a KLM passenger plane.
The passenger, a lady, reportedly suffered from severe abdominal pains from food she might have eaten at home and collapsed on board the flight.
The Ghanaian doctor, Chief Superintendent Dr. Samuel Ofori along with German doctor, Prof. Manfred Spitznas worked together mid-flight to save the life of the dying passenger.
Passengers onboard flight, KL 0589, were grounded for nearly three hours on the tarmac before take off as a result of the bad weather in Amsterdam and bleeding from another passenger.
Executive Director of the Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA), William Nyarko, who was on board the flight said it was the most “stressful and eventful flight” he had encountered but commended the two doctors for saving the life of his fellow Ghanaian passenger, adding once a life was saved all our discomfort paled into insignificance.
He also commended the captain of the flight Mr. Marcel Veusteeof and Ms.Ann Boumal, the chef (leader of the cabin crew) for the professional manner they handled all the situations.